You down with FCC? Yeah you know me! Who's down with FCC? Everybody!
Corny comments aside, if you're a fan of large touchscreen devices such as the HTC HD2 or the HTC EVO 4G, wait until you hear what just cleared the FCC. The Dell Mini 5, that's what! You're probably thinking "well, that's not news, that happened back in February." And if that's what you're thinking you'd be correct. However, the variant that made its way through the FCC back in February was cleared for AT&T's 3G bands. Today, it looks like T-Mobile (or at least T-Mobile customers) will also have access to the device based on information from an FCC filing that shows a new DM5 variant with T-Mobile's 3G bands.
As a brief refresher, the Dell Mini 5 can arguably be called a mix between a tablet and a smartphone. Boasting a 5 inch 800x480 capacitive touchscreen, the DM5 will come equipped with Android OS (the prototype had OS 1.6, and we're hoping they've upgraded since), a 1GHz Snapdragon processor (pretty standard these days), Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and a 5.0-megapixel camera with flash.
The question that remains is whether Dell plans on "pulling a Google" and making a DM5 compatible with all carriers, or if they'll partner with each carrier individually to allow for subsidized versions of the device.
What do you think Dell will do? Leave your thoughts in the comments!